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Eureka is a city in Humboldt County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Greek for "I have found it."
The latitude of Eureka is 40.802N. The longitude is -124.162W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,808.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Eureka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Humboldt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95524 ZIP code.
15% of Eureka residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eureka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eureka was $16,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Eureka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Eureka include Eureka Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Eureka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $428. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $875.
Libraries in Eureka include Eureka Main Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Eureka include Eureka Times-Standard
TV stations in Eureka include KBVU, KEET, KIEM, KVIQ.
Humboldt County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eureka political report.
The average commute time for Eureka workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Eureka between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Eureka include Best Western Bayshore Inn, Best Western Humboldt Bay, Carter House Inns, Clarion Resort Eureka, Comfort Inn Eureka, Daly Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Eureka, Eureka Ramada Limited, Eureka Travelodge ... More hotels.
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